Hasbro Announces Cancelation Of 2013 Droid Factory Line!!!

Jay Cochran - January 07, 2013
Hasbro has issued the following statement to us in regards to the 2013 Droid Factory line that was originally announced last summer at the Celebration Convention.


The Droid Factory line which was slated for spring 2013 has been cancelled. We were very excited about this line at its inception and wanted to give fans an early sneak peek when we unveiled it at Star Wars Celebration this past summer. Unfortunately since then, through the course of development, we realized that the price would have to be increased and we felt that the value we were adding with the droid parts was no longer substantiated.

As a result, we have decided to rework our 3.75” figure program to create a line that is on-par with the quality and pricing of the Vintage Collection. Many of the figures intended for the Droid Factory will become available in this new line in the fall. We’ll be able to share more news on this at Toy Fair.

We also recognize that there were many hard-to-find Vintage Collection figures in 2012. So, as we shared last December, we will re-release many of these figures this spring before the Vintage Collection goes on hiatus, making way for some of the most exciting new initiatives for SW collectors in years.

Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm.
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Bespin refugee - 2013-07-20 @ 12:31 am
2013 SDCC Hasbro Booth Images - Star Wars Black Wave 2 for 6" & 3.75" Figure Images
Wheeljack35 - 2013-02-28 @ 12:50 am

lol... did you edit that? Cause I swear it never said Lando. I had to check YoJoe's post to see who you were talking about.

No I asked about Lando and I got a picture of Luke instead

jedimaster-c - 2013-02-28 @ 12:46 am

If anyone in Canada can pick me up 3 of the 501st jet pack trooper. The bone heads at Hasbro said the Clone Wars figures on the Yoda card will not be sold in the US.

JoeRhyno - 2013-02-13 @ 8:20 pm

lol... did you edit that? Cause I swear it never said Lando. I had to check YoJoe's post to see who you were talking about.

Wheeljack35 - 2013-02-13 @ 8:12 pm

Lando...

JoeRhyno - 2013-02-13 @ 12:51 pm

There were two recent ones. One came out and everyone was Ike... "That one is awesome!!!", then a year or two later they brought out an even better one:

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Wheeljack35 - 2013-02-13 @ 9:16 am

I just realized something...I haven't seen a new Bespin Lando in eons..I don't remember seeing him on the vintage cards recently

yojoebro82 - 2013-02-13 @ 4:47 am

The pescimist in me says Hasbro/Kenner planned it this way ever since the POTF2 figures. Do the bare bones articulation first which everyone will buy anyway because there was a Star Wars drought for a good ten years after the vintage line (you want me to believe they couldn't give their figures knee and elbow joints in the mid 90s???). Then slowly trickle out the same figures with more and more articulation each time. Fooling the collector into thinking, "OK, THIS is the ultimate version of Bespin Luke. I'll buy this ONE more...." Stretch this out for a good 15 years until they just can't do it anymore and then BOOM...what do ya know! A new scale comes along!

Crafty.

DarthJoe - 2013-02-13 @ 4:38 am

Hasbro needs to get with the program and adopt the articulation style of their other 3 3/4 lines for Star Wars.

GiJoe and MU are so much better than Star Wars. I cringe everytime I see the t-crotch

It's all to make more money...which we all know, Star Wars is great at. A few years down the line, they'll release the "super articulated" figures that have GI Joe articulation, and get everyone to buy the figures of the same characters they already own four or five of...

JoeRhyno - 2013-02-13 @ 3:26 am

What's funny is they started getting to a point where some of their figures has Joe like articulation:

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After making figures like those, I always thought it was weird making hips like these and then the other figures, in the same vintage lines would get the T-crotch hips. I really hope they keep it consitant with the 6" black series.

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